ERIC Number: EJ1023460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
"The Goddamndest, Toughest Voting Rights Bill": Critical Race Theory and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Crowley, Ryan M.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v16 n5 p696-724 2013
The author utilized Critical Race Theory (CRT) to examine the passage of the US Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 in an effort to disrupt the simplistic, uncritical understandings of the US Civil Rights Movement common to school texts while also arguing for the ongoing importance of the VRA in a time when voting rights for people of color are under attack. The author identified four points of interest convergence in the passage of the VRA and contends that a critical revisionist narrative of the VRA--along with other events and individuals Civil Rights Movement--is necessary to help students and teachers understand the persistence of racism and the limitations of liberalism in addressing racial inequality.
Descriptors: Voting, Race, Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights, Activism, Minority Groups, Social Studies, United States History, Teaching Methods, Criticism, Political Attitudes, Elections, Democracy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Civil Rights Act 1964; Voting Rights Act 1965